First Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

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About the Committee:

The First Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is a group, comprised of lawyers and judges, that strives to enhance equal access to justice by encouraging and promoting pro bono work in the First Judicial Circuit.

About the Circuit:

The First Judicial Circuit is in the Fifth Appellate District and includes Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson Counties. The Honorable James R. Williamson is the Chief Judge of the First Circuit.


Chair: Honorable Michael A. Fiello, First Judicial Circuit

Nina Brown, Attorney at Law
Missy Greathouse, Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc.
Honorable Stephen Green, First Judicial Circuit
Diane Goffinet, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
Honorable Amanda Gott, First Judicial Circuit
Maria Hafford, Hafford Elder Law Planning
Eugenia Hunter, Attorney at Law
Tammi Jackson, Jackson Law LLC
Gerald Reed, Reed, Heller, Cannell
Michael Ruiz, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Sarah Taylor, Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP
Wenona Whitfield, Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Committee Activities:

The Committee was launched in September 2020 and will hold its first meeting later this year. Check back here for information on the Committee’s future plans and activities. If you have any questions, contact PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann by email or at 312-832-5129.

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